The Lawrence Journal-World and several of its staffers have been honored in a national news contest.
The Inland Press Assn. honored the newspaper and its staff in several photographic categories and for investigative reporting.
Mike Yoder, the Journal-World's chief photographer, placed first in portrait/personality photography for his photograph of a caretaker shaving a homebound senior.
Earl Richardson placed first in illustrative photography for his photo illustration that accompanied a story about women in the ministry. He also placed second in sports photography for a photo of a KU Jayhawk football player being manhandled by an opponent.
Dave Ranney placed second in investigative reporting for stories on questionable travel and illegal contracts in the Department of Aging.
The Journal-World also placed second and third in the category of news photo use, for its use of photos by Richard Gwin and Yoder.
Yoder also recently placed first in region 7 of the National Press Photographers Assn. Clips of the Month contest for August. His photo of little cowboys at the Douglas County Free Fair now is under consideration for national recognition.